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Rembrandt & Printmaking – New Views on a Golden Age

Symposium: 5 November 2015

Information from the organizers, 20 October 2015

Presented by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition, Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions and IFPDA print fair, this symposium will spark a new and closer look at Rembrandt’s astonishing print practice, its context, and its contributions.

November 5, 2015, 3 – 6 pm
612 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University
116th Street & Broadway


Hercules Segers and Rembrandt: Direct Influence or Kindred Spirits?
Nadine M. Orenstein, Drue Heinz Curator in Charge, Department of Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

St. Jerome in Darkness and Light
Clifford S. Ackley, Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Curator of Prints and Drawings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Rembrandt and the Faust Tradition
Robert Fucci, exhibition curator

(Short Break)

Edme-François Gersaint as Chroniqueur of Knowledge about Rembrandt’s Etchings
Erik Hinterding, Curator of Prints, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Desire and Disgust: Collecting Rembrandt’s Etchings in Georgian England
Stephanie Dickey, Professor of Art History and Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Rembrandt as Experimental Etcher
Jan Piet Filedt Kok, former Curator of Prints and Director of Collections, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

6:00 pm: Reception and viewing to follow at The Wallach Art Gallery

Rembrandt’s Changing Impressions, on view through December 12, is curated by Art History PhD candidate Robert Fucci. This extraordinary project highlights Rembrandt’s most dramatically altered prints. It gathers 52 17th-century impressions from 14 major U.S. collections to best examine his manipulations and transformations, and is an unprecedented opportunity to examine the range, power, and nuance of Rembrandt’s fine prints.

A fully illustrated, 160-page catalogue, co-published by The Wallach Art Gallery and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln is available for $35.

This exhibition and related programming received generous support from the Netherland-America Foundation, the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, the IFPDA Foundation, and the European Institute at Columbia University.

We are especially grateful for our collaboration with the European Institute and the Department of Art History and Archaeology in presenting this symposium.

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